Garrett M. Miller

July 16, 1998 to February 22, 2014

Constableville- Garrett M. Miller, 15, of George Kraeger Road, son of Mark and Heather, passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2014, at Up State Medical University Hospital, Syracuse, while surrounded by the loving care of his family.

Garrett was born in Lowville, on July 16, 1998, a son of Mark K. and Heather A. Ossont Miller. At the present time he was a member of the Sophomore Class at South Lewis Senior High School, Turin.

In spite of Garrett's challenging illness of cystic fibrosis, his life was a shining example of determination and amazing accomplishments in his many endeavors. Garrett greatly enjoyed hunting, four wheeler riding, and snowboarding, a sport that he was very proficient at. He greatly enjoyed time spent at Snow Ridge Ski Area, and watching the recent snowboarding events held at the 2014 Winter Olympics at Sochi, Russia. Garrett relished his experiences in deer hunting, a sport that he pursued with his parents and their friends. He was justly proud of the 7 point buck that he shot in October, 2012.

Garrett was greatly interested in the community service rendered by the Constableville Fire Department. He responded to many fire calls with his dad; finding great joy and satisfaction in assisting with all facets of the fire department including the annual Constableville Firemen's Field Days. He will be lovingly and fondly remembered as the Constableville Fire Department's "Honorary Helper."

In addition to his parents, Garrett is survived by one sister, Brittany Miller, Piseco Lake; one brother, Taylor Dorrity, Lyons Falls; his maternal grandmother, Leona (Shue) Ossont, Lyons Falls; paternal grandparents, Terrance and Doreen (Penard) Miller, Constableville; his maternal great grandfather, Karl Shue, Port Leyden. He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Duane Ossont, and by his maternal great grandmother, Ann Carol (Houghton) Shue. Also surviving are aunts, uncles, cousins, great aunts and great uncles.

His Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday at 10:00 A.M. at St. Joseph's Church, Boonville, where Rev. Sean Patrick O'Brien, pastor, will officiate. Interment in the spring will be in St. Michael's Cemetery, Mohawk Hill. Calling hours are Tuesday 1-4 & 6-9 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Memorial contributions may be made to Constableville Fire Co. Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 438, Constableville, NY 13325, or to the Foundation for Up State Medical University, specifically for Golisano Children's Hospital, 750 East Adams St. Syracuse, NY 13210.

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Santo J. "Sam" D'Ambrosi

DAmbrosi obit

June 1, 1928 to February 23, 2014

TURIN – Santo J. “Sam” D’Ambrosi, 85, of NYS Route 26, died Sunday morning, February 23, 2014 at the Lewis County General Hospital, after a short illness.

A Funeral Mass will be said at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church, Houseville, with Rev. Christopher Carrara, officiating. Calling hours will be Tuesday, February 25, 2014 from 4-8 p.m. at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., 5702 Waters Road, Lowville. Spring burial with Military Honors will be in the Old Glendale Cemetery. Per the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church, Parish Office, 5457 Shady Ave., Lowville, NY 13367; or to Lewis County General Hospital Dialysis Fund, 7785 N. State Street, Lowville, NY 13367 or to the Lewis County General Hospital Palliative Care Unit, 7785 N. State Street, Lowville, NY 13367.

He is survived by his loving partner in life for over 47 years, Joanne, a son, Patrick D’Ambrosi and his companion Lynnette Parker and her two sons, Ethan and Jarrett, of Turin, a daughter, Kristiane and her husband, John Bauer of Marcy, NY; a brother, Angelo D’Ambrosi and his wife Vincenza of Rome; a sister Rose Shoemaker of Rome; two grandchildren, Courtney D’Ambrosi and Evan Bauer; and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his sister and two brothers-in-law, Jean and Herbert Jeror and Ronald Shoemaker.

Sam was born in Rome, NY, on June 1, 1928, a son of the late Angelo and Nazarena Montova D’Ambrosi. Sam joined the Army in 1946 while in school and was stationed in Japan during WWII. When he returned home, he graduated from Rome Free Academy in 1948. He worked for ROAMA at Griffiss AFB in Rome before moving to Turin, there he met his loving wife. Sam and Joanne were united in marriage on June 11, 1966 at St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church, Houseville. Together with his wife, they owned and operated a popular establishment in Turin, The Crossroads, for 12 years. Sam then worked at Kraft Foods in Lowville, NY, for 16 years before retiring.

Sam was an active member of his community. He was a communicant of St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church, Houseville. He was a past EMT for the Turin Volunteer Fire Department and was a ski patrolman for Snow Ridge for over 30 years. He was a former village trustee for the Village of Turin. He was a member of the Lewis County Memorial Post #6912, Lowville VFW, and member of the South Lewis K of C. Sam was a former member of BPOE #1605, Lowville Lodge. He enjoyed the outdoors, canoeing in the Adirondacks, skiing, golfing, playing tennis and racquetball, and camping. He also enjoyed photography, collecting cameras and antiques.

He took great pride in his wife, children and grandchildren. Sam will be remembered for his beautiful smile, generosity, perpetual happiness and kindness to all.

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Cecil G. Bishop


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July 10, 1920 to February 20, 2014

LOWVILLE – Cecil G. Bishop, 93, formerly of Jefferson Street, died Thursday evening, February 20, 2014, at the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville with Rev. Bruce W. Chapman, officiating. Following the funeral, family and friends are invited to a gathering at the Bishop home, 5267 Jefferson Street, Lowville. Spring burial with Military Honors will be in St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Croghan.

He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Dennis G. and Pamela Bishop of Lowville; two grandchildren, Jill and Craig Ortlieb of Lowville, and Andrew G. and Kristy Bishop of Windham, ME; four great-grandchildren, Jenna, Jared, Drew Ortlieb, and Elias Bishop. Mr. Bishop is predeceased by his wife, Lucille A. Bishop, a daughter and son-in-law, Ann E. and Michael J. Blair; two brothers, Claren and Flodie Bishop and four sisters, Christine Bowen, Margaret Wheatley, Jewell McNeese and Frances Smith.

Mr. Bishop was born on July 10, 1920 in Paris, TN, a son of the late James Anthony and Lena Reynolds Bishop. He was educated at Erin High School in Erin, TN. Following high school, he worked at Cleeman’s Meat Market in Clarksville, TN. In January 1941, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving throughout World War II, seeing action in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Central Europe, and Ardennes. He was honorably discharged on October 10, 1945. On December 22, 1945, he married Lucille A. Ritz at St. Stephen’s Rectory in Croghan, with Rev. Ermin E. Klaus, OFM, officiating.

After their marriage, the couple lived in Tennessee for six years. Cecil graduated from Austin Peay University in Clarksville, TN in 1949. He served as Principal and 8th grade teacher at Roosevelt Elementary School outside Clarksville, TN for two years. After returning to New York, the couple owned and operated Pickert’s Drug Store in Copenhagen for three years. Mr. Bishop completed his graduate work at St. Lawrence University, Canton. He taught junior high school English and Social Studies at Copenhagen Central School for three years, before coming to Lowville Academy, where he taught junior high school English for many years until retiring in 1979. Mrs. Bishop died on August 8, 2010. Mr. Bishop enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and playing cards.

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Linda Lee Chaput

March 29, 1949 to February 19, 2014

Boonville- Linda Lee (Burge) Chaput, of Black River Lane, wife of Donald L., passed away on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, after a long, hard fought battle with breast cancer.

She was born in Phillipsburg, Pennsylvania, on March 29, 1949, a daughter of James Winfield and Edna Maxine Albert Burge. Linda grew up in Morrisdale, PA, where she graduated from West Branch high school with the Class of 1967.She attended and graduated from Greater Greensburg Salem Technical College earning her degree in practical nursing. After that she was employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse in Clearfield, PA, Jacksonville, FL, San Diego, CA, and Philadelphia, PA. On February 3, 1973, Linda was united in marriage with Donald L. Chaput, at the Kingsland, Georgia, United Methodist Church. On December 31, 1992, Mr. Chaput retired from his career in the U.S. Navy and the couple moved to Boonville, in 1993 settling at their present home on Black River. From 1995 until her retirement in 2012, Mrs. Chaput was employed at Adirondack Central School K-8 Building and then at the Junior High School as a teacher's aide. Linda greatly enjoyed her career as a teacher's aide; she will be fondly remembered for her great smile, sense of humor and affection, guidance and academic assistance that she showered upon all of her students. The highlight of her career was the time she spent monitoring the Mandarin Chinese language classes. Linda was a member of Herkimer Road Church of Christ in North Utica where she was active as a Sunday school teacher and chaperone for teen group functions. Linda also enjoyed hosting the congregation for a Memorial Day picnic at her home on the Black River. Linda truly loved her home on the Black River and spent many hours landscaping the yard with flower gardens. She also enjoyed cooking and canning vegetables. Linda earned the nickname of "Mama Cheps" by providing lunch for the musical cast at ACS on rehearsal Saturdays during the years that she served as co-director. Linda was a very dedicated and supportive mother, She never missed a musical performance or sporting event that her son participated in.

In addition to her husband, Don, she is survived by one son, Donald J. Chaput, Yorkville, NY, two sisters, Mary Rachelle (Thomas) Broderick, Niagara Falls, NY, Patricia Ann (Curtis) McKnight, Morrisdale, PA, her parents, James Winfield Burge and Edna Maxine Burge, of Morrisdale, PA, two sisters-in-law, Sharon Lorenz, Mesa, AZ and Sandra (Ken) Haraseth Riverdale, ND, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 23, at 6:00 P.M. at the Herkimer Road Church of Christ, 1330 Herkimer Road, North Utica, with entombment of her ashes to follow at a later date at the columbarium at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA. There are no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society Oneida/Herkimer Branch Office 100 Lomond Place Utica, NY 13502. For an on-line message of sympathy, please go to Her arrangements are entrusted to Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, NY.

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